This is the sweetest thing I have ever witnessed evolve gradually and over time. And that is the natural beauty and perfection that exists in the relationship between my 2 year-old daughter and 3 1/2 year-old son.
For starters, they are both home with me and frankly, are at the same maturity level. She is a precocious little charming tyrant that understands everything and has the gross motor skills of a baby chimp. And he's a little curious ball of positive energy that once released, expresses itself through modifications of cute dog-like behavior. (I'll get into this in another article.)
It is melting my heart day after day. These kids are the best of friends. And this is not to say that he doesn't manipulate her and she doesn't sucker punch him from time to time. Yet, at the end of the day, they are all for one and one for all. They are totally down with each other.
Even when all the others are home in the afternoons vying for their baby sister's coveted undivided attention, she's loyal to her AM Buddy. Like a pair of scientists, they are discovering their world together- dead bugs, mommy's panty drawer and conducting experiments such as; how much toilet paper actual fits into the latrine before flooding the house?
Partners in "crimes against mommy."
How much longer do you realistically think this love affair between toddlers will last?
Never have I observed such an interaction of pure admiration and fondness between two of my children before. I want to capture each gesture of mutual adoration on film.
Such are these unexpected gifts presented as "fleeting moments of time" that make all the sacrifices we make as parents- the sleepless, sexless nights, our non-existent social lives, our lack of bathroom privacy, and overall nullification of our identities-
Ultimately. So. Darn. Worth. It.
This is precisely the time that we will look back upon longingly -yearning to rewind the mayhem. At least this is what the previous generations romanticize about... I gotta feeling they are right!